More than 1.1 million people have been vaccinated in the U.S., U.K., China and Russia,
according to Bloomberg data,
with the European Union expected to approve its first shot this coming week.
As many as three vaccines could be available in the West by year-end,
leaving governments and scientists hopeful
the pandemic could start to turn a corner in the first half of 2021.
The one big victory we had about this outbreak was the extraordinary performance of
getting vaccines available
in less than a year.
However , China has also deployed vaccines, it and other Asian nations have effectively parried the pandemic with
measures such as mass testing, masks and social distancing.
With older people and health-care workers among the priority groups in the vaccine drive,
a decrease in the number of deaths and hospitalizations will likely be the first sign the inoculations are
having an impact. But with little known about how well the shots might prevent transmission,
it could take much longer to bring down infection rates.
“The numbers of deaths should start to decrease slowly as the number vaccinated increases,”
said Graham Medley, a professor of infectious disease modeling at the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine and
a member of the U.K. government’s Covid-19 advisory panel. But “if the vaccines do not stop transmission,
then we will not see the numbers of infections change much.”
Across Europe, nearly 376,000 people have died from Covid-19, according to the latest weekly figures
from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, with Italy and the U.K. suffering the most fatalities.
The delay from the EU in approving the first vaccine has led to frustration from some corners, particularly in Germany,
where the leading Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE shot was pioneered.
European countries have moved in and out of lockdown as governments sought to contain
rising infection rates and protect health systems in the face of additional winter pressures
However ,the pandemic in Nigeria has been curtailed to a point not until the second wave started hitting thousand
of number per day because people are not fully complying to the Covid -19 procedures .
In addition ,the Covid-19 presidential task force in Nigeria foresee another set of lockdown
if it citizen continue their daily life without proper caution.